Archive for August, 2012

Laetitia Casta in Dolce & Gabbana’s Latest Short Film

August 29th, 2012

End of Summer… Not quite. Still time for a little Summer Loving…

Check out Dolce & Gabbana’s latest short film featuring the gorgeous Laetitia Casta, a femme fatale of a wedding guest!   “In the campaign that launches the Dolce&Gabbana classic fragrances Pour Femme and Pour Homme, Mario Testino sets a scene of fairytale romance, as the backdrop for a tale of love and transgression, like a gem of ancient storytelling. Starring Laetitia Casta and Noah Mills, and set to the strains of “Città Vuota” by Mina. Shot on location in Sicily in the magnificent baroque village of Erice and the beach of La Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro.”


Tokyo Bikes

August 13th, 2012

Lucky East Londoners that we are, we feel obliged to keep the rest of London posted with what’s happening on our streets and this one’s a gem. All hail Tokyo Bikes.

According to the website, “Tokyo Bikes is a small, independent bicycle company founded in 2002 in the quiet Tokyo suburb of Yanaka. The name was derived from the design of the bikes. In the same way the mountain bike was designed for the mountains so Tokyo bike was designed for Tokyo.”

With its range of sleek, light and easy to handle steel framed bikes, Tokyo Bikes focus on enjoying the ride and discovering your city… and what better city to discover than London.  Simple and stylish in design, the brown leather saddles give the bikes an air of heritage whilst the colours, matt white, moss green, red or our own personal favourite, saffron, allow you to pimp your ride.

Prices range from £520-£600 with all manner of parts and accessories on offer. The store doubles up as a workshop with a team on hand to offer advice, service your bike or offer maintenance and puncture repair classes. Always handy.

We particularly love the day hire offer from Tokyo Bikes. Ditch the stubby Boris bike and get something a lot more fun… Prices start from £12 a day.


Tokyo Bikes, 87-89 Tabernacle Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 4BA

Opening hours –  Tuesday – Saturday 11am to 7pm, Sunday 12 to 5pm


Global Feast 2012 – An Olympic Pop-Up of a Restaurant

August 2nd, 2012

Global Feast 2012 is a culinary and cultural cascade of a night like no other – taking place at Stratford Town Hall during the 20 days of the Games, Global Feast 2012 is the latest pop-up restaurant to grace East London for 2012 Olympic Games. Taking a journey eastwards around the world, each night represents a different cultural event with a different  country’s cuisine in the form of a one off set menu,  as top supper club chefs from around London and overseas host their own night providing exciting gastronomic fare.

Limited to 80 people per evening, guests will sit around the world or a table world-scape we should say. Designed by atmos, contours of the world literally come together forming the 16 meter long table embodying the map of the world with diners sitting along the edge of continents. Its 3D design takes diners on a journey around the world – there’s even a 2 meter tall Mount Everest!

Guests are entertained by musicians, artists and performers from across the globe whilst discovering the world-scape. And there is no doubt that the food will be anything but exceptional with chef’s such as Martin Morales founder of Ceviche in Soho, hosting the Western South America evening on Sunday 12th August. Tango Nautica are there to entertain and provide a tango lesson or two so bring your dancing shoes!

We say a fitting cultural and culinary display to celebrate the London 2012 Games. Book your tickets now to avoid disappointment!